After we had stayed in YHA Sydney Harbour, we decided to head to the other side of town to Sydney’s most laid back backpacker hostel, Railway Square YHA.
The hostel adjoins Central Station and offers railway carriage rooms right in the heart of Sydney. You can stay in one of the funky railway carriages on the former Platform Zero or one of the comfy rooms in the historic 1904 main building, now converted into contemporary accommodation.
We were put in to a four bed multishare room in the historic main building which was modern and clean and had everything you needed. The room however wasn’t ensuite which meant trekking down the corridor in the middle of the night if I needed the toilet.
They did however have key card access everywhere which was good and did make you feel safer in and around the building. They also had their traditional clothes and product swap shops where you can leave old toiletries for other backpackers to use when you are finished.
The hostel also featured a spa pool, Internet/WiFi, 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas, self-catering kitchen and they also had really friendly staff in reception.
The hostel is also walking distance to the best pubs in Sydney, Chinatown and Darling Harbour and as many restaurants as your belly can take. It really is a brilliant location to be in! And if that wasn’t enough they also had lots going on both in the day and at night in and around the hostel so if you’re travelling alone, there are always opportunities to meet people.
Secure bike locking, adjustable bike stand, bike tools
Things to do in Sydney!
Railway Square YHA hostel is within walking distance of most of Sydney’s major attractions. Visit museums, get up close to stars, sharks or snakes at Darling Harbour’s Madame Tussauds, Sea Life and Wild Life attractions. Saunter down to the historic Rocks district, climb the Harbour Bridge, visit the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens, then enjoy a cruise by harbour ferry, catamaran or jet boat. Shop and cafe/bar hop in the trendy inner city suburb of Surry Hills, just behind Central Station.
Sydney Central hostel is 50 metres N
Sydney, Glebe hostel is 2.5km W
Sydney Harbour hostel is 2.75km N
Sydney, Bondi Beach hostel is 7 km E
The hostel is 50 metres from the nearest food store
Railway Square YHA, 8-10 Lee Street (crn Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza), Sydney 2000
Phone: (+612) 9281 9666
Let me know in the comments your top tips or share it with the social media links below!